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Youth Employment Specialist

Company: The Source and Recruit Co.
Location: Burlington
Posted on: July 10, 2024

Job Description:

Employment Type: Full-Time, Monday-Friday, Hybrid

Reports To: Program Manager

Status: Exempt

Youth Employment Specialist at VABIR: Ignite Futures and Make an Impact

Who We Are:

At VABIR (Vermont Association of Business Industry and Rehabilitation), we're not just offering jobs; we're crafting careers and cultivating success stories. If you're passionate about making a significant difference in the lives of youth with disabilities, your next career breakthrough is here!

What You'll Do:

As our Youth Employment Specialist (YES), you will be the linchpin in preparing high school students with disabilities for the world of work. Imagine a role where every day you:

  • Guide young minds in exploring their career dreams.
  • Prepare students to explore post-secondary education, skill training and work experiences.
  • Build bridges between employers and future talent.
  • Help students land fulfilling jobs, internships, and apprenticeships. Your office will be as dynamic as your role-ranging from the local high school to the heart of the community. Collaboration? You'll be teaming up with a diverse group, from HireAbility VT Counselors to local employers.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Empower Youth
    • Spearhead work preparation and job search activities for students.
    • Offer critical support in linking youth to relevant services. Build Employer Relations
      • Gain insights into local labor market needs and employer preferences.
      • Facilitate effective job matches by understanding both employer and job seeker needs. Collaborate and Innovate
        • Partner with transition teams to coordinate supportive job placements.
        • Serve as a liaison between state organizations and local teams. Be a Master of Your Craft
          • Keep accurate records and meet YES performance measures.
          • Continually upgrade your skills and engage in team improvements. And Much More!
            • From attending crucial business meetings to playing a part in Core Transition Teams, your influence will be far-reaching. The Ideal YES Candidate:
              • Bachelor's degree in Human Service or Business field is preferred (or equivalent experience).
              • Excellent communication skills.
              • Superior organizational and multitasking abilities.
              • Creative problem-solving skills.
              • Ability to work with a diverse group of job seekers.
              • Knowledge of ADA and employment issues for vulnerable populations. Perks and Environment:
                • Flexible work environment: schools, offices, and community spaces.
                • Travel is on the agenda: reliable transportation is a must.
                • Some flexibility in work hours to meet service demands.

                  Ready to Make an Impact?

                  Don't just find a job-build a career that makes communities stronger. Click on the 'Apply Now' button and be the change you want to see.

                  Note: This job description isn't exhaustive. Your role can adapt and expand, as required.

                  Join us. Together, we can ignite futures and craft success stories. Apply Now!

Keywords: The Source and Recruit Co., New England , Youth Employment Specialist, Human Resources , Burlington, Northeast

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